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Control4 Unveils HD Home Controller HC-500 at CES 2008

Control4 HC-500HC-500 Enhances Large Home Theater Experience with Additional Storage and Faster Processing

LAS VEGAS, NV – January 8, 2008 – Control4, the leader in affordable IP-based home control and entertainment systems, today announced the release of the Control4 Home Controller HC-500 at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (booth #21407). The Control4 HC-500 is a high performance media server, optimized for whole home automation systems with large home theaters requiring extensive I/O connections for device control.

In addition to managing the home theater, the Home Controller HC-500 controls multi-room music, smart lighting, advanced temperature control, security and many other home automation sub-systems.

“The HC-500 perfectly complements our existing Home Controller Family, rounding out our HD, high performance capabilities and continues Control4‘s central mission of delivering an affordable home automation experience to the broadest market possible,” said Will West, Chief Executive Officer, Control4. “The combination of improved processing, high-definition screen graphics and expansion capabilities as well as the new industrial design makes this a core part of the platform for the digital home.”

The HC-500 joins Control4‘s successful line of high-performance home controllers, including the HC-300 and HC-1000. The HC-500 is an excellent Media Server, with 160GB of storage and both digital and analog audio processing capability. The HC-500 supports enough I/O connections to support complex home theaters:

• Memory, storage, and processing power to maximize the performance of Control4 whole-home automation systems with large home theaters
• HD on-screen output significantly enhances the visually intuitive Control4 graphic interface for controlling the home
• An entirely new industrial design with an anodized black aluminum chassis and a glossy black faceplate circled with warm metallic nickel accents
• Extensive I/O, including four serial ports (DB9) for increased flexibility in device control
• Audio Encoding and Decoding for full support of both Analog and Digital audio libraries
• Analog and Digital Audio input and output jacks
• Expansion capabilities via two USB ports and one Ethernet jack
• Backwards compatibility with all Control4 products

Control4‘s HC-300 or HC-500 replaces, on average, more than four traditional remotes and delivers easy navigation and operation through a single, universal Control4 system remote control. The Home Controller HC-500 offers multiple infrared and serial connections and video sensing for easy home theater integration. In addition, the HC-500 offers a comprehensive range of standards-based communication technology including Ethernet, WiFi, and ZigBee mesh networking and expansion through two standard USB 2.0 ports. For a complete listing of product specifications please www.control4.com.

The HC-500 is expected to ship in February with a list price of $1,495.

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